Jussie Smollett says the truth will set him free as he undergoes a second round of fighting criminal charges in Chicago
The “Empire” actor, Jussie Smollett is facing charges again for the alleged forging of a hate crime he suffered in January 2019, which he still maintains he’s innocent of.
On Tuesday, TMZ caught up with the actor and his lawyer while leaving the Los Angeles International Airport. When asked how he’s holding up, his lawyer said Jussie is resilient and will pull through.
The newsman asked: “You claim to be innocent still. Are you still maintaining your innocence?” Jussie replied: “I don’t claim to be innocent. I am innocent”.
He’s Pled not guilty again, and his legal team has filed a motion for the case to be dismissed over double jeopardy which means you can’t prosecute someone over the same offence twice.
The newsman asked: Which is it going to be, telling them you didn’t do it or hope double jeopardy saves you?
Jussie replied, there’s only one thing he can count on “the truth”.